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Genealogy is big business and the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne IN is profiting from it. Next to pornography, it's the second most searched-for topic on the internet.
During a lecture at the Allen County Historical Museum on Sunday, Genealogy Ctr. Director Curt Witcher said that making hefty portions of genealogy collections free on the Web is actually good for tourism and that technology brings people to the library who otherwise would never have set foot in Fort Wayne. More from Journal Gazette.